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Travelling by car

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Travelling by car

hi everyone

I will be travelling by car in September through Tuscany, Marche and Umbria. My concern is theft. Is it safe to rent a car with quite high excess ( over E500) when stolen?

Many years ago it was quite dengerous but maybe not so now?

Any suggestions, opinions will help

Thank you


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1. Re: Travelling by car

I have never heard of a rental car getting stolen. Not even in Sicily where I was a bit more worried. I would not leave anything inside the car visible so that you don't tempt break-ins, but the car itself I can pretty much guarantee you that nobody will steal it. Unless you're renting a Ferrari!

Generally I can say that Tuscany and the regions you're visiting are very safe, just use normal precautions that you would use at home.

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Thank you so much, it was really helpful.

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3. Re: Travelling by car

My wife and I have hired cars several times over many years for tours round Tuscany, Umbria, Marche and Enilia-Romagna. Our cars were never tampered with and I have never come across anyone who has had a bad experience either with the theft of or a theft from a rented car.

If it was ever dangerous then it must be a great many years ago.

Theft is not something I have ever had cause to be concerned about in all my years travelling in Italy and elsewhere.

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4. Re: Travelling by car

I would not be worried at all.

Just apply common sense and don't leave valuables in your vehicle just as, I hope, you would not leave them in a vehicle, yours or rented, in any other country.

As far as the vehicle goes, whenever I travel to Italy, the car I rent includes vehicle theft with zero deductible.

Have a great time

Luigi, Canada


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